decondition
transitive verb Date: 1941 1. to cause extinction of (a conditioned response) 2. to cause to lose physical fitness

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  • decondition — [dē΄kən dish′ən] vt. 1. to restore to a former or normal condition 2. to alter or undo (a conditioned reflex or response) deconditioning n …   English World dictionary

  • decondition — /dee keuhn dish euhn/, v.t. 1. to diminish the physical strength, stamina, or vitality of; weaken. 2. to diminish or eliminate the conditioned responses or behavior patterns of. [1935 40; DE + CONDITION] * * * …   Universalium

  • decondition — verb To adapt to a less demanding environment than that to which one was previously conditioned. Deconditioning due to decreased physical effort results in muscle loss, including heart muscles …   Wiktionary

  • decondition — de·con·di·tion .dē kən dish ən vt 1) to cause to lose physical fitness <inactivity deconditions a bedridden person> 2) to cause extinction of (a conditioned response) …   Medical dictionary

  • decondition — verb 1》 [usu. as adjective deconditioned] cause to lose fitness or muscle tone. 2》 Psychiatry reform or reverse (a person s behaviour), especially in the treatment of phobia. Derivatives deconditioning noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • decondition — de·condition …   English syllables

  • decondition — de•con•di•tion [[t]ˌdi kənˈdɪʃ ən[/t]] v. t. 1) cvb to diminish the physical strength or stamina of; weaken 2) psl to diminish or eliminate the conditioned responses or behavior patterns of • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

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